Social involvement of Ateneo De Manila University
The Ateneo stays true to its mission of forming men and women with and for others through its many programs created to help the underprivileged and powerless members of society. Thus, aside from instilling academic excellence in its students, the school also molds future leaders who would be at the forefront of nation-building.
Gawad Kalinga (“to bestow care”) envisions a new with no more slums by building homes in less fortunate communities. Pathways to Higher Education assists academically gifted but underprivileged youth obtain a complete college education. The Ateneo Center for Educational Development (ACED) helps public schools achieve a high degree of academic excellence in order to produce competent and well-rounded students. And finally, the Leaders for Health Program aims to reshape the country’s health structure by providing incentives for doctors to serve poor municipalities in the and by educating municipal health officers, local chief executives, and local community leaders on the importance of health care.